Considering how much love a kitchen receives on a daily basis, it deserves to look good. So if you’re about to embark on a renovation, why not take the decorating plunge and opt for statement backsplash tiles? We’ve rounded up 40 inspiring tile designs that are just as trendy as they are tasteful.
We can’t say enough about this charming European-style kitchen designed by Joanna Gaines (because who else could pull off a modern-rustic look this fabulous?). The statement patterned backsplash tile breaks up all the white and lends character. Extending the tile to the ceiling also makes the space appear larger, while the reclaimed open shelves complete the look.
Seeking backsplash tiles that are bold but not full-on fashion-forward? Opt for small hexagon-shaped tiles in varying neutral hues, being mindful to coordinate the tones with those featured throughout the rest of the space. Here’s a look inside this modern Toronto home.
Tired of standard subway tile? We hear you. Shake up the classic look à la Sarah Richardson by laying the backsplash tile in a chic herringbone pattern. Perfection.
Another new way to lay subway tile: Stack them vertically and horizontally, rotating each time, for a more modern aesthetic that’s undeniably chic.
Want yet another creative take on white subway tile with the same timeless appeal? Opt for the style in a dramatic shade of black. Then pair it with contrasting white cabinetry and antiqued hardware for a classic kitchen with farmhouse flair.
Sea of Blues
Turquoise glass backsplash tiles in a herringbone pattern adds a sense of beachy calm to this bright white kitchen. Coordinating dishware in the glass-fronted cabinets above help reinforce the coastal aesthetic. Tour the entire home here.
This brilliant stone and glass mosaic backsplash tile from Ann Sacks lends tons of architectural interest – so much so that it’s best to keep the rest of the space as pared back as possible.
Not only is this glossy slate grey tiled backsplash totally timeless (and yes, trendy), but it continues up the kitchen walls, adding a healthy hit of texture to an otherwise neutral space.
Nothing spells luxury like a modern kitchen awash in regal blue and gold tones. This otherwise standard white backsplash gets a lavish upgrade with studded blue detailing. See the rest of the room here.
LA-based interior designer Kishani Perera fashioned this dreamy light-filled kitchen. While sophisticated and serene, the room’s artful backsplash tile and accessories give it coastal character.
Is your kitchen feeling colour deprived? Incorporate a lively shade (like electric blue) throughout for a colour-blocked look that’ll never grow old.
While all-white kitchens are forever on trend, there’s a new neutral in town: grey. The monochrome hue adds sophistication while staying on the subtle side. Craving more character? Take it from this kitchen and opt for a bold patterned backsplash in the same shade.
Sometimes, diving into the design deep-end pays off big time. Case in point: this statement kitchen featuring a bold geometric backsplash, lavender-hued lower cabinets and chic brass drawer pulls. Tour this chic space, designed by the Property Brothers.
This playful polka dot-patterned backsplash tile conforms to the kitchen’s subdued palette while adding a healthy dose of texture, helping to soften the space’s hard lines.
This gorgeous kitchen, with its contemporary zig-zag style backsplash tile, is the masterly work of designer Jillian Harris. Though the backsplash design could run the risk of looking sterile, the addition of blue-grey cabinetry and warm wooden elements make it feel chic and homey. See here for the full home reveal.
Hand-painted mosaic cement tiles in a flower pattern lend character and country-chic style. Reinforce the look with a farmhouse sink and cup drawer pulls. Here’s a peek inside the rest of this modern home.
Every expertly designed kitchen has that statement piece that’s a work of art in its own right. In this case, it’s the glass herringbone backsplash tile. The tile’s moody navy shade is underscored further thanks to the crisp white grout.
Leave it to Bryan and Sarah Baeumler to fashion a modern kitchen that’s just as timeless as it is glam. The Cambria quartz backsplash with gorgeous ribbon-like veining is a sight for sore eyes. Tour the entire home here.
Set in Stone
This striking natural stone backsplash tile spans the entire length of the wall. The grey markings in the tiles look almost abstract, resulting in a trendy meets timeless space that we’d be more than happy to call our own. Check out the rest of the home here.
Sweet as Honey
Kudos to this kitchen’s oversized honeycomb-patterned backsplash, which makes a major style statement while delineating the space from the nearby dining room.
This kitchen is, without a doubt, a true showpiece. This sumptuous space by Sarah Richardson boasts a unique swirled backsplash that’s dreamy enough to hypnotize us all. Check out the entire home here.
This elegant backsplash tile restores our faith in a kitchen’s capacity to be glam without being gaudy. Its one-of-a-kind peak-shaped design is grounded by the rest of the kitchen’s white and wood tones.
This trendy industrial-style kitchen crafted by none other than the Property Brothers features a gorgeous patterned backsplash that spans two walls. The different tile designs are repeated throughout to lend cohesion.
Though a black and white palette is a safe choice, this kitchen achieves statement-making status thanks to a strategic mix of pattern. The trendy herringbone backsplash tile design adds edge to the otherwise classic room and ties into the checkerboard floor for a cohesive look. Learn more about the space here.
While some of us are lucky enough to live with exposed brick, we’re not all so fortunate. So what are the envious other half of us to do? Take it from Scott McGillivray and mimic the look using a gypsum material, then pipe in the grouting for an authentic feel. Paint the bottom half white for extra panache.
Talk about texture! This backsplash’s grey diamond-shaped tiles give the charming country-style kitchen character. It also continues the room’s bright and airy vibe.
Give your kitchen an unexpected hit of personality with fun hexagon-shaped backsplash tiles. Crank up the style factor further with a luxe material like marble.
Soothing blue cabinetry with soft grey undertones brings a serene quality to this kitchen, which first appeared on Love it or List it. As for the modern grey herringbone patterned backsplash tile? It provides visual interest while maintaining the room’s calm and charming vibe.
Black and White
Give your kitchen tons of character without a speck of colour by going wild with pattern. This encaustic tile backsplash is a striking showpiece, uplifted further with chic brass cabinetry hardware. Tour the entire cheeky home here.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a backsplash design more elegant than this one, which features beautiful grey tile cut in an arabesque pattern.
Create an eye-catching focal point by installing concrete backsplash tiles in a herringbone pattern. The uneven surface adds texture and industrial edge.
Fresh and Clean
Make a splash with a beautiful glass backsplash in a refreshing shade of blue. Bonus: the material requires next to no maintenance.
Slate grey lends sophistication to a space – but beyond that, it’s the perfect backdrop to show off almost any hue. Here, hits of buttery yellow make a debut for a springy zing.
Subtle yet striking, this white and grey backsplash tile carries a tactile quality that’s both memorable and mesmerizing.
This watery-hued back-painted glass backsplash tile adds a surprising dose of colour to an otherwise neutral kitchen. Love the look? Tour this playful Vancouver home here.
It may be called penny tile, but after it’s installed, we promise you’ll end up with a million-dollar look. Seen here in grey, the style looks especially dashing when paired with white oak cabinetry and bold red dishware.
Now here’s a bold backsplash we can get behind. The graphic mosaic design is the centrepiece of this kitchen, and thoughtfully repeating the colours through items like the burnt orange chairs and vibrant art piece creates unity. See here for a grand tour of the space.
This elegant grey and white backsplash tile features circular tiles that form to resemble tiny flowers. The rose gold cabinetry hardware and utensil holder add a glam note.
Who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon baking in this cheerful kitchen? The space was designed by Canadian decorating duo Sarah Richardson and Tommy Smythe, who employed a fresh white, yellow and blue palette reminiscent of spring.